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Main Discussion Area => Cave Men only "Oooga Booga" => Topic started by: Jakesnyder on May 26, 2019, 02:38:49 pm

Title: Is all intestines created equal?
Post by: Jakesnyder on May 26, 2019, 02:38:49 pm
Looking into making gut bow string. I've heard of the natives using bear intestines but would other intestines work? Like possum or coon? How do you process them?
Title: Re: Is all intestines created equal?
Post by: EdwardS on May 27, 2019, 12:32:14 pm
Pop used hog intestines.  Sausage casing, to be exact.  I plan to do the same thing.
Title: Re: Is all intestines created equal?
Post by: Ryan Jacob on May 29, 2019, 11:27:21 am
Pig, sheep, and bear are the most popular for strings. Iím guessing that as long as itís long enough oof a piece, it should work. Chicken and beef intestines are better for eating than string because of how small chicken is and how fatty beef is.